So after a long and exciting wait, the ducks have finally began their journey to the SXSWi event in Austin, Texas as part of the UKTI digital mission this year. Cyber-Duck will be in the presence of brands including Google and Facebook and we have also taken our popular Tobii Eye Tracker to showcase to all attendees of the event.
The office gathered together on Wednesday to celebrate the birthday of Cyber-Duck MD Danny Bluestone. The team presented Danny with gifts before tearing into the birthday cake. The team would like to once again wish him many happy returns.
This week has seen the launch of a completely new and redesigned website for Ashworth. The website was built using HTML5 and CSS3 technology and can boast new features such as placeholder text for form inputs, which has helped to enhance user experience. On top of that, company addresses are marked up with the use of microformats, making it easier for search engines to interpret.
We are proud to announce that we were runners up at the 2011 Jewish Business Awards last week. The Awards recognise and celebrate the best businesses and Jewish entrepreneurs, attracting hundreds of entries each year. It was a privilege to be nominated and in the presence of Lord Young, who was the guest of honour at the event.
New laws to give consumers greater control of how their web browsing is tracked will not be implemented come May. It had earlier been stated that websites must have authorised consent of the user before using tracking technologies such as cookies. It remains to be seen whether this will be enforced around Europe in the future.
The team have been singing the praises of Microsoft this week as they have announced they plan to get rid of IE6. Microsoft has created The Internet Explorer 6 Countdown, which encourages developers and website owners to upgrade. The website also shows current browser statistics per country, and it is hoped that the death of IE6 will save hours of work for web developers.